Walle- Hawk and other credit card survival tools

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  1. field-expedient

    field-expedient Misfit Bushclass II

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    I posted this in the survival kit a go go thread but thought a thread dedicated to similar doodads might be fun. If you have something similar feel free to post it.

    I wouldn't say these sort of tools are great, or even good. I do think they are neat and fun training tool. Sort of a last step training evolution before messing around with flint chips.

    1970s Allison Forge Walle-Hawk
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    It will fit in the BCB tobacco tin sized tins
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    feather stick, check.
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    Axe mode
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    Make pointy stick, check.
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    Tying a sharp thing to a stick and hitting stuff with it really brings out the inner caveman
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    Anyhow something different to play with. I'll be back with more, thanks for looking.
     
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    That thing is actually pretty cool haha kinda reminds me of the CRKT persevere. What are all those lines cut in it for?
     
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    They are suppose to be file teeth, they dont work very well though.
     
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    Cool thread

    I've been thinking about a wallet to supplement my EDC rather than a PSK

    this will be interesting
     
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    I carry a cheap Chinese knock-off in my wallet. Kinda neat little tools as a last resort.
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    I hauled an Allison Forge around with me a whole lot because Mel Tappan said I should...

    Long long gone, no idea what happened to it.
     
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    Saw these recently and was interested but waiting to see reviews when they get out there.
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    Kinda goofy, yet kinda cool too. Anything that you have on your person in an emergency is a major plus though! This little tool would be much more handy than trying to chew through wood to make a fire. Not something I would buy, but I can see some potential. Especially for a business person in a suit, or a lady carying one of those tiny purses.
     
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    Old Walle came in handy today, worked just fine breasting out a collared dove I managed to get with my bow.

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    @Fowler carriers one of those in some of his videos
     
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    I've kept a Microtech Assailant in my wallet for several years. Used the bottle opener more than anything but the sharp edge has came in handy on several occasions.
     
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    Looks like it worked pretty well!
    I tend to sell these kind of things short, because I have become spoiled by my knives, saws and axes. But, if we compare this tool to what our great ancesters had to use, it is actually far advanced. Lighter, easier to maintain and versatile. Maybe I need to take a second look.
     
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    Doing more stuff with walle

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    "Bling Blong" Noisemaker trap made with survival card and wire saw

    Video

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    That actually looks handy. I wonder if the TSA would snag it?
     
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    They shouldn't but I bet they wouldn't even notice. Sure wouldn't want caught with it though.

    There's several of them on the company's website that look handy, Fowler has a custom one there also.

    Here's a link:
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    Man, you are way more creative using one than I am. My wife got me something similar one Christmas, and I lugged it around in my wallet for a year out of obligation before finally tossing it after zero use.
     
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    Really interesting stuff on the grim site, but too many things out of stock or pre-order. Sigh...
     
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    From Bradford Angier's book
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    field-expedient Misfit Bushclass II

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    The walle-hawk is quite a bit bigger than the little chicom tools most folks are familiar with.

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    I was wondering what it's size was as compared to the China wonder card...now I will no longer wonder.
     
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    and that I-cut of @Wolfcri 's is bigger than the walle-hawk
     
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    Wow. I went back and looked at it and it sure is large. I always thought they were credit card sized tools. I'd still take the Beijing bookmark over one of those thin, "snap out an item" cards that seem to be popular these days.
     
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    lol yeah you can buy lots of good/real fishooks and needles for what those things cost
     
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    This looks like the one Ive been carrying for a few years. It's not bad, I have used the wrenches, saw, can opener and screwdriver so far. The round thing with a little half circle on it I know is for direction finding but the instructions are in Chinese so I have no idea how to use it! Does anybody know how to use this or have a link to instructions?
     
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    Well I did some searching and it looks like this thing is not for finding directions after all. It's more like the compass you draw with I guess.
     

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